Spreading the Word: Korean Philosophy

“Through propounding a gradual process of self-cultivation, Korean philosophy guides our own self-actualisation through our dutiful engagement with others in society, which ultimately affects our minds because the outside world shapes our interior one – and vice versa. As social beings, we penetrate the consciousness of others, and so humans are linked externally through conduct but also internally through thought.”

Kevin Cawley in “How to become wise”

“How to become wise” is an article on aeon about Korean philosophy, written by Kevin Cawley, associate professor at University College Cork and director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies. It is a fascinating and useful read in that it opens a window into a tradition of philosophy that, as Cawley notes, is still largely unknown to the West. Enjoy!

sign explore on a brown background

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article or video every weekend. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

Image credit: Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels.com

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